The American workforce is filled with dissatisfied workers who are unhappy with their jobs. There are myriad of challenges facing modern employees. The worst of these is organizational stress. Many in the workforce hold difficult positions that are worsened by long hours, poor interactions between co-workers, and low pay.
Even more important than the presence of employee-friendly policies is the implementation of those policies -- providing an atmosphere in which employees feel they will not be penalized for work-family conflicts, and they will receive reasonable, affirmative support in their attempts to address work/non-work life issues.
While baby boomers may have stuck with the same job for a lifetime, millennials don't like to sit still. Accustomed to instant gratification with drive up windows, multiple mobile devices and high speed connectivity, they don't like to stay in one place too long. And this attitude has transferred to the workplace.
Those companies that become most effective at communicating and connecting with today's top talent will not only be acquiring the best leaders of tomorrow, they will also be acquiring a better way to connect with the hearts, minds -- and wallets -- of tomorrow's most powerful group of potential customers.